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Egyptian Premier League side Al Ahly SC have approved sale of their star striker Walid Azaro to Hebei China Fortune FC of China subject to agreement on transfer fee.

This follows “lengthy” discussions involving the player, who is currently in preseason camp in Croatia, head coach Patrice Carteron and the club’s General Manager Mohamed Yousuf.

“After the meeting, Carteron and his technical staff agreed to the departure of Azaro to the Chinese club and reported the same to the football committee,” a statement from the club reads.

The committee then reviewed the financial offer of $11m from Hebei Fortune and agreed that the sale will not be for less than $12m.

Azaro, 23, joined Ahly in 2017 from Moroccan side Difaa Hassani El Jadida after penning a four-year-deal worth $1.4m.

In his first season for the Red Devils, the Moroccan international emerged top scorer in the EPL with 18 goals – making him the highest scoring foreigner in the history of the topflight.

Azaro made international debut for the Atlas Lions against Burkina Faso in March 2017 in a match they won 2-0.

He was drafted in coach Herve Renard’s preliminary Russia World Cup squad but did not make the final cut.

If the deal goes through then he will become the fourth Moroccan to join the Chinese Super League.

 

 

 

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